When will the politicians listen? When will something finally be done to end the senseless violence?
Now it seems we are not even safe in our houses of worship.
The recents massacre of six inside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin — the second such mass slaying in as many months — has hit home.
Queens, which prides itself on its multiculturalism, is home to a large Sikh community, a community now left wondering and worrying.
Why did shooter Wade Michael Page, identified in reports as an Army veteran and possible skinhead or white supremacist, target the Sikh community?
A tattoo on his arm was dedicated as a 9/11 memorial.
The irony is that 9/11 was executed by Muslim extremists — not Sikhs — and that the Sikh Coalition was formed on September 11, 2001, following backlash against the religion and its followers, often mistaken for Muslims.
And though, in the wake of the shooting, the NYPD has stepped up patrols outside Sikh temples, called gurdwara, we must be PROACTIVE, not REACTIVE.
Over the past few weeks The Courier has been urging you, our readers and advertisers, to let our legislators know that something must be done about gun control — and it must be done NOW.
Page was reportedly in a white supremacist band called “End Apathy.”
We say it’s time to put an end to our apathy and push our elected officials on gun control.
Write, call, email — TODAY — and tell your local senator and congressmember, even the president, that you are in favor of gun control.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Senator Charles Schumer: 322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 780 Third Avenue Suite 2601
New York, New York 10017